Thursday, 17 October 2013
Acquaintances, friends then strangers
Friends are the family you choose, and no matter how much time passes between seeing and speaking, when you meet, it’s like you were never apart. But people grow and change, and sometimes one’s life experiences, hardships and perhaps new life styles can leave the “past” as the only “common interest” friends have.
I’ve personally been battling with this because I’m your typical fairy-tale-happily-ever-after-friends-forever kinda girl. I invest so much in relationships with friends, that I would walk on hot coal for those I hold dear, no matter how much time passes between seeing or speaking to them. And as with most family and friends I grew up with in Zimbabwe, we are all scattered all over the world and lots of time passes between meetings and chats. And with living in a small town in the middle of nowhere (which I love by the way), were people grew up together and are in clique type friendships, it tends to get lonely. But I comfort myself in that I have strong bonds with women that no matter what, I can always count on them.
But sadly, since my primary and high school days, some friends have “fallen of the friendship wagon” for various reasons. In as much as that sucks, it will happen throughout my life time. And I try and remind myself that it’s part of life and sometimes people are in your life for a season and a purpose.
It still sucks though, but all the more reason to cherish and remind these awesome people how much I truly appreciate them.
On another, less intense note, I’m back from an unintentional hiatus. Oh how I’ve missed my little blog. But I’ve tried to keep up with all my fave blogs, so not all was down and out on this end. Please tell me someone out there missed my musings…Yes? No? Well either way, don’t forget to remind the friends in your life how much you appreciate them.